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the president there with more to come this hour as the president makes remarks with vice president joe biden in biden's hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. but right now, we want to go to washington and naacp and chairman emeritus julian bond. thank you so much for being here. we want to get into a little bit of the politics. i would be remiss if we didn't talk about the march on washington, the 50th anniversary coming up this weekend on into wednesday. as a veteran of that movement, can you give us a big picture where we are 50 years on? >> well, we're on -- i would say about halfway to dr. king's dream if that far. but what he dreamed about hasn't been realized yet. the poll in the "new york times" today shows enormous gasp what white and black people feel about racial progress. it strikes us as a country struggling hard to do the right thing but not succeeding so far. >> what do you guess is behind that disparity between the way white americans and many black americans feel about the progress in race relations given the fact that we do have our first african-american president elected wit
-- the joe biden's wife, dr. joe biden, they made this their mission. and because of their efforts, joining forces, more americans are stepping up to support your families. and that includes more companies hiring our talented military spouses. after everything you've done for america, every american ought to be doing something to support your families. as this time of war ends, some of you will be taking off the uniform and returning to civilian life. and just as we gave you the tools to succeed on the battlefield, i want to make sure we're giving you the tools to succeed in the next stage of your lives as well. so we've improved transition assistance to help you find the job that's worthy of your skills. we're helping you and your families pursue your education under the post-9/11 g.i. bill and making sure instead of off, schools that give you the education you paid for are being held accountable. we're making sure more states and more industries are recognizing your military skills with licenses and credentials you need for a civilian job. when i first came into office, i was meeting medi
. do you think vice president joe biden will enter this race? >> well, his visit to the steak fry doesn't seem to be to be suggesting very much. he spent more time in iowa than anyone at the last cycle. it really didn't do him any good. but he's a sitting vice president. and this is as close as he's going to get to a chance to run. >> finally ryan to you, briefly, if you can. do you think the vice president jumps in? >> i think we give too much credit to the people themselves to answer that question. we shouldn't -- i don't think we should wait for them to say whether or not they're running. we can look at their behavior and decide whether or not they're running. and based on their behavior, hillary clinton and joe biden are both running for president. to my mind, they are running for president until they say they're not. as long as they're traveling to iowa and new hampshire and talking to donors and establishing campaigns and raising money, they're running for president no matter what they say. >> ryan grimm and gra gans franke-ruta, thank you so much. coming up, the deep financial im
fellow at the center on budget and policy priorities and a former advisor to vice president joe biden. i'm going to, jared, if i can start with you. we'll get to immigration in a moment. but you heard the president say that he wants to begin with winding down the companies known as fannie mae and freddie mac. he said for too long, these companies were allowed to make big profits buying mortgages knowing if their bets went bad, taxpayers would be left holding the bag. did that surprise you, jared? >> no, i know that that's where the president and his housing team have been at for a while. by the way, just full disclosure, i used to be a member of that housing team a few years ago. it was very important for the government sponsored enterprises, that's fannie and freddie to grow to the size they did when private capital was absent the market. but private capital's been slowly flowing back in. there needs to be a balance where we take down fannie and freddie's role in the market and bring up the private capital role. but to me the critical thing he said in that part of the speech was that he
. from the weekend social conservative summit to next month's steak fril featuring vice president joe biden, we will cast our gaze into the future just ahead. but we begin with the fierce urgency of now and two major developments in the area of criminal justice reform. earlier today in a major repudiation of new york's controversial stop and frisk policy, a federal judge ruled the tactic violates the constitutional rights of minorities. the judge ruled that by systematically stopping innocent people mainly blacks and latinos and searching them for contraband, stop and frisk demonstrated a widespread disregard for the fourth and 14th amendments. calling it a policy of indirect racial profiling, the judge called for a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms to the programs. new york mayor michael bloomberg responded this afternoon saying the tactic is part of policing that has made new york city the poster child for crime reduction. >> this is a very dangerous decision made by a judge that i think just does not understand how policing works and what is compliant with the u.s. constitut
with the war powers act. >> we also hearded from joe biden at the american legion moments ago. listen and respond on the other side. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime, the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> and chuck, talking about accountability, again, the administration seems reluctantly to have come to the conclusion they have to do this. congress or the politics of it put aside. >> well, i mean, look at the media campaign that's going on here. joy, are this is not necessarily for the american public. this is for the world community. it started with john kerry yesterday. you had chuck hagel sitting down with the bbc. around the world, is there any other more watched english language network in the world than the bbc? there's chuck hagel? then you have the vice president of the united states putting his signature on this. so this clearly, there is a little bit of a concerted effort here to bu
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